EYFS Phase Leader and Class Teacher (maternity cover)

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About the role

We are looking for an excellent EYFS teacher who is looking for the next step into leadership.  We have an interim phase leader job available at our lovely school (to cover a maternity leave)  from September 2021. We can offer you a bespoke training and development programme that will support you in this role. 

Within our Early Years Foundation Stage we understand and embed a play based curriculum to promote progress. Following the children's interests and developments needs is at the heart of our Foundation Stage.

We are looking for an Early Years leader who:

  • is passionate about children and  inspires them in their learning

  • is enthusiastic, energetic and hardworking

  • can monitor and moderate assessment data from a range of sources to prioritise improvements which will have a positive impact on children’s learning, progress and outcomes.

  • be able to contribute to the school development plan to review and drive the continued success of the phase

  • will model high expectations

  • will demonstrate consistently good or outstanding practice

  • can manage the day to day organisation of our EYFS stage ensuring all policies are followed

  • can lead, motivate, support and inspire staff

  • will manage new initiatives within the phase

  • will support parents to ensure they are partners in their child’s education

  • will ensure full compliance with the Trusts safeguarding policy

We can offer you:

  • An innovative approach to learning with an emphasis on enjoyment and creativity

  • An amazing sense of community across parents, volunteers and all stakeholders

  • A strong commitment to CPD with quality mentoring and development support

  • Potential to further develop leadership skills

  • Scope to innovate and opportunities to take initiative

  • Outstanding Trust leadership with children at the heart of all we do

  • A healthcare plan which includes private medical care as well as well-being care, physiotherapy, stress counselling and lifestyle health screening days

  • Childcare voucher scheme

Salary will be main pay scale with a TLR2B however we will consider upper pay scale for the right candidiate.

Beechfield School is part of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust. The Trust was established to Inspire and nurture our children and their community to be the very best that they can be.  Our Trust ethos centres around well trained, fully supported and happy staff who work together to make a genuine difference. We put the mental health and wellbeing of our children, parents and staff at the forefront of all we do. We know that this approach leads to well rounded, happy children who strive to achieve their best in all aspects of school life.  We truly believe that our Trust team genuinely makes a difference every day.

You will work with other senior staff across the Trust, including other EYFS leaders, in a truly collaborative way. Working together also allows us to maximise the benefits of sharing good practice, knowledge and expertise. For those new to leadership, you will receive support from a dedicated mentor who will guide you through an excellent CPD programme which offers bespoke support and training.

A visit to the school is strongly recommended. Please contact Miss White in the school office on 01923 221269 to arrange a suitable time. Further information about our school can be found on our website at www.beechfield.herts.sch.uk

When recruiting and selecting staff, the Trust is required to comply with all relevant employment legislation to ensure we are recruiting within the law as well as complying with the Trust’s Equality Policy.  The Selection Criteria document is critical in the process and sets out the requirements which the person appointed should have in order to perform the duties of the post satisfactorily and against which applicants will be assessed.  The selection criteria will be used throughout the recruitment process as an objective test of assessing candidates at shortlisting, test and interview stages. Shortlisting will be completed by assessing against the advertised person specification. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding, and will usually involve a child centred task.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form prior to interview.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert early should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.


Contact details

Gillian Jackson , Headteacher
Beechfield School Gammons Lane Watford
Hertfordshire WD24 5TY

Telephone: 01923-221269
Email: head@beechfield.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.beechfield.herts.sch.uk
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